CaixaForum Barcelona is a cultural center owned by la Caixa Foundation located on the mountain of Montjuïc. It offers numerous cultural, artistic and educational activities for all audiences at affordable prices. Exhibitions, film series, lectures, workshops, installations ... fill the spaces of the old Casaramona factory, modernist style, which was designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. In addition to the exhibitions you can see and the activities you can develop, which are always very interesting, CaixaForum Barcelona is worth a visit for the building that houses it. A building with interior streets and a terrace overlooking the mountain of Montjuïc.
The old Casaramona factory, headquarters of CaixaForum Barcelona
As we have already mentioned, CaixaForum Barcelona is located in a former factory. Let's see more details. The factory owned by Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós, a cotton industrialist specialized in the manufacture of towels and blankets, had burned down. To build a new one, he commissioned the project to one of the most important architects of the time, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The modernist architect designed a horizontal factory that facilitated the transfer of goods by means of a system of internal streets, a similar system that he also used in the construction of the Hospital de Sant Pau. In addition to the internal lanes, the factory had other important technical innovations for the time, such as large windows and fireproof towers. "la Caixa" Foundation bought the building in 2002, and renovated it to adapt it for cultural and social uses.
Opening hours of CaixaForum Barcelona (2023)
- Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- December 24 and 31 and January 5, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Closed on December 25, January 1 and 6.
The general admission ticket through which you can access all the exhibitions costs 6,00 €. It is free for customers of CaixaBank, European Youth Card and for children under 16 years. The activities they organize have different prices and some, such as the permanent installation of the contemporary artist Joseph Beuys It is counted behind the bone - Space of pain of contemporary artist Joseph Beuys, are free.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L1, L3 Espanya
Bus: D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 55, 65, 65, 75, 91, 109, 150, 165 and Tourist Bus (red route, stop CaixaForum - Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe)
FGC: Espanya (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4)